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Apr 19, 2019

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Red meat and Colon Cancer

Research study report published in the International Journal of Epidemiology found that consuming an average of 76 g/day of red and processed meat are at increased risk for colorectal cancer. The average of 76 g/day of red and processed meat is ..

Apr 18, 2019

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Pulmonary Embolism Guidelines

British Thoracic Society has published Guidelines for the initial outpatient management of low-risk pulmonary embolism (PE) with recommendations. Patients with PE should be assessed for suitability for management as outpatients (OPs). Grade B Patients assessed as low risk and suitable for ..

Apr 17, 2019

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NICE guidance on inhaler choice

NICE has written guidance on patient decision aid Asthma affects the airways and can make it difficult to breathe. It may cause symptoms such as chest tightness, wheeziness or coughing. Inhalers are devices that deliver a medicine into the lungs ..

Apr 17, 2019

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Epilepsy medication shortage

Patients , Doctors, pharmacists are increasingly aware of shortage of epilepsy medication. Others involved in increasing awareness include the Epilepsy Society. All have been in contact with Health Secretary. Epilepsy, which can develop at any age, is most commonly diagnosed ..

Apr 7, 2019

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BMA investigates sexism

Dr Chaand Nagpaul Chair of BMAhas apologised and promised an investigation after GPonline reported on sexism and abusive behaviour by some male colleagues towards senior women in the GPC. Dr Nagpaul stated that he was appalled to hear of the ..

Apr 7, 2019

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PARENTAL LEAVE FOR JUNIOR DOCTORS

The British Medical Association BMA has described as a real advance in workplace equality an agreement enabling junior doctors who take shared parental leave to access enhanced pay rates. Since 1 April 2019, shared parental pay in England has been ..

Jan 17, 2019

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WASTED GP APPOINTMENTS

More than 15 million appointments at GP surgeries in England are being wasted each year because of patients failing to turn up without informing practices in advance

Jan 17, 2019

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GOVERNMENT MEDICAL CHIEF ADVISES SUGAR TAX

Dame Sally Davies is the Chief Medical Officer to the Government. In the annual report just published she advises increasing the existing TAX ON SUGAR containing drinks; the suggestion is to cover a range of foods that are high in ..

Jan 15, 2019

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GMC concern about medical workforce

The General Medical Council GMC reports concern about the size of the UK doctor workforce. Numbers of doctors has remained about the same 2012-2017. However there has been a rise of 28% in casualty emergency attendance and 15% rise in ..

Jan 13, 2019

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MEDICAL CONSULTANTS PLAN TO LEAVE

There is a new report from the British Medical Association about medical consultants workforce. The report finds that less than 7% expect to remain working in the NHS after the age of 65. The report also finds that one third ..